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Joe McCracken slowly rumbles in his hay truck across Crown Ranch’s muddy pastures Friday as heifers and calves meander over for morning feeding with snow-capped mountains off in the distance.

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In honor of National Ag Week, March 21-27, I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned while working for Oregon Farm Bureau since 2004.

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On National Agriculture Day, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value that farmers, ranchers, foresters, farmworkers, and other agricultural stewards have contributed to our Nation’s pa…

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Here at Len’s Pharmacy, we have had a wild ride in 2020, and it looks like 2021 (part II) is lining up for more adventure! One thing we have learned over the last year is that life is full of …

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As an optometrist, patients often express to me one of their greatest fears in life is to go blind. Fortunately for most of us, legal blindness will not happen in our life time. However, the m…

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Let’s begin 2021 by bringing dental health into our overall health focus. The mouth and the body are not separate systems. Attention to the basics and dental-medical cooperation will give you …

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Seventy-five years ago, the 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman, announced the end of World War II as Japan surrendered a month after atomic bombs leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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This story begins like every summer as we hunters patiently await the draw results to come out on June 20. I was hoping to be one of the lucky ones to draw a coveted archery elk tag for one of…

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For the record, I love horses, and my husband loves hunting. This is how our anniversary worked.

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As far back as Jake Reynolds can remember, hunting season is what always brought his family together.

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Some years ago, I was elk hunting in Umatilla National Forest up above Spray, and near the end of my stalk, I came upon an old skid road and decided to walk it out to the main road where I cou…

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While we’ve had a series of hard winters, last winter was mild throzecause of reduced cold-weather mortality on big game populations.

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An exciting aspect of spring is the return of wildlife to your backyard. Flocks of birds and hungry squirrels will likely find a new place to call home throughout the neighborhood.

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Many Americans who appreciate a luscious, full lawn throughout the spring and summer turn to sprinkler or irrigation systems. To perform at peak performance, they will require attention before…

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While growing fruits and vegetables is a rewarding experience, a blooming display in your backyard can give you a sense of pride each time you step outside. Achieving a beautiful garden requir…

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Within the home, you and your family rely on many components to maintain your safety. This spring make time to inspect these important systems to ensure they are working efficiently.

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Winter weather can quickly degrade important components on your garage door, causing them to rust or seize. Since it’s such an important part of your home that provides convenience and securit…

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As we welcome spring’s warmer weather, many Americans prepare for the uncomfortable and life-limiting months associated with seasonal allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation …

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Connie Gyorr and her husband, John, grow soybeans, corn and sunflowers in central Illinois. With a small herd of Boer goats and an assortment of other animals, the farm was an idyllic place to…

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Many parts of Oregon remain at risk of high radon — an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up from the ground and is drawn into buildi…

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From the picturesque Strawberry Mountains to the winding waters of the John Day River, Grant County is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Oregon. An outdoor oasis, the area boasts y…

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Thelma Kite’s mother, Clara Miller, served as midwife for several relatives, and when she gave birth to Thelma July, 23, 1923, Clara instructed her sister in the birth.